Bukkake Udon (Simple Japanese Cold Noodles Recipe)

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Bukkake Udon is a Japanese noodle dish with savory broth and various toppings. Try this easy recipe if you’re in the mood for something tasty yet light!

Looking for easy udon recipes? Try my Chilled Natto Udon Bowl, Miso Udon Carbonara, or Zaru Udon!

bukkake udon in a serving bowl with chopsticks.

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • This noodle dish is famous for its delicious taste and simple preparation.
  • Perfect for when you’re looking for something light yet flavorful.
  • You can explore more topping variations to suit your taste preferences.

Bukkake Udon

Bukkake Udon is poured with a small amount of rich broth directly onto the noodles. In Japanese, the word bukkake refers to “splashed” or “poured” and comes from the serving style of this noodle dish.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Bukkake Udon:

  • Udon noodles: Dried noodles, fresh or frozen, are available at Asian grocery stores. I use frozen udon noodles in this recipe.
  • Mentsuyu is a multipurpose noodle soup base with a savory flavor made from dashi broth (Japanese soup stock), mirin, and soy sauce. I use a store-bought one in this recipe.
  • The toppings of your choice: I picked raw egg, ginger, green onions, and sesame seeds.

How To Make Bukkake Udon: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For the video and all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make bukkake udon.

Step 1

Prepare toppings.

How to make bukkake udon.

Step 2

Boil udon noodles in a large pan.

How to make bukkake udon.

Step 3

Make the sauce.

How to make bukkake udon.

Step 4

Put the noodles in a serving bowl, pour the sauce, and add toppings.

bukkake udon in a serving bowl with chopsticks.

Here you go! This one is cold bukkake udon, but if you prefer it warm, heat the sauce before serving it over the noodles for a cozy meal. I hope you will enjoy both ways!

Recipe Tips

  • Mentsuyu: The instructions on the bottle will usually specify how much water to add, as the ratio can vary depending on the product.
  • Udon noodle cooking time: It typically takes a couple of minutes to cook frozen udon noodles and around 10 minutes or more for fresh or dried udon noodles. The cooking time can vary depending on the type and brand of udon noodles, so please follow the package instructions.

How to Eat Bukkake Udon

bukkake udon in a serving bowl with chopsticks.

Break the egg, mix everything, and enjoy with chopsticks! Japanese people like to slurp the noodles for added flavor and to show appreciation for the dish (It’s okay to slurp noodles in Japanese culture).

Variety of Toppings

6 Toppings for bukkake udon.

These are popular toppings for bukkake udon in Japan, and they can help enhance the flavor and add a unique touch to the dish. Feel free to experiment with combinations and find the ones you like best!

  • Egg (raw egg, half-boiled egg, or boiled egg)
  • Grated fresh ginger
  • Green onions (or scallions, chives, spring onions)
  • Tempura flakes (bits of fried batter), Tempura
  • Daikon oroshi (Grated Japanese radish)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Lemon
  • Wasabi (Japanese horseradish)

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Bukkake Udon – Simple Japanese Cold Noodles Recipe

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Bukkake Udon is a Japanese noodle dish with savory broth and various toppings. Try this easy dish if you're in the mood for something tasty yet light!

Equipment

  • 1 Medium saucepan 18 cm/7 inches
  • 1 Strainer

Ingredients

  • 2 packs Udon noodles, about 360g
  • 100 ml Mentsuyu
  • 50 ml Water, *note
  • Toppings of your choice, ginger, scallions, egg, and may more

Instructions

  • Prepare toppings
  • Cook udon noodles: Boil plenty of water (not in the ingredients list) in a medium saucepan, add udon noodles, and cook according to the package instructions. Stir the noodles with chopsticks to separate them while cooking.
  • Drain the noodles: Use a strainer and quickly rinse under cold running water to remove the extra starch.
  • Prepare sauce: Combin mentsuyu and water in a measuring jar.
  • Serve: Put drained udon noodles in a serving bowl, pour the sauce, and add toppings of your choice.

Video

Notes

  • Udon noodle cooking time – a couple of minutes for frozen ones and 10 minutes or more for fresh and dried ones.
  • This recipe is a cold version but you can heat the sauce before serving it over the noodles for a warm and cozy meal.
  • *To adjust the taste of the sauce, you can add more water to thin it out or add less to make it strong to your preference.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g
Course: Noodles
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: bukkake uddon, udon noodles
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    1. Thank you for sharing your feedback on the Bukkake udon recipe. I understand that the name of the dish may have raised concerns or confusion. However, it’s important to note that ‘bukkake’ in the context of Japanese cuisine refers to a specific style of dish where ingredients are poured over noodles or rice.